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Matthysse honored to fight legend Pacquiao, but won't show respect in ring

Matthysse honored to fight legend Pacquiao, but won't show respect in ring

During the first leg of a two-city press tour promoting Pacquiao's bout against Lucas Matthysse , the 39-year-old fighting senator apparently backpedaled from his initial statement. Forbes magazine a year ago listed the boxer - once dirt-poor - as the world's 20th highest-paid athlete of all time, with career earnings of $510 million.


NYC Nanny convicted of murdering two children in bathtub with kitchen knife

NYC Nanny convicted of murdering two children in bathtub with kitchen knife

Insanity defenses rarely succeed in NY, where proving mental illness is not enough to find a defendant not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect. But the defense team argued Ortega wasn't legally responsible for the killings because she was in a "psychotic" and "dissociative" state when she led the Krim kids into the bathroom.


Air strike won't affect war in Syria

Air strike won't affect war in Syria

Syria's armed forces commenced a major attack on rebels in eastern Qalamoun, Geo News reported citing Arab media, in what comes as Damascus translating its prior warnings into reality. In Washington, Pentagon spokeswoman Heather Babb said: "There are no United States or coalition operations in that area". Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said after the US, British, and French strikes in Syria his country will continue "to move against Iran in Syria".


OPCW experts unlikely to enter Douma on Wednesday: UN source

OPCW experts unlikely to enter Douma on Wednesday: UN source

The three Western powers fired around 100 missiles at three suspected chemical facilities in Syria on Saturday, saying they had proof that the government of President Bashar al-Assad was behind the Douma attack . Syria's United Nations ambassador, Bashar Ja'afari, told the Security Council that the United Nations team went to Douma to decide whether investigators from the global chemical weapons watchdog could safely visit the site.


China to hold military drills in Taiwan Strait

China to hold military drills in Taiwan Strait

The drills, which will last until midnight on Wednesday, aim to "safeguard China's sovereignty and territorial integrity," according to the director of Beijing's Taiwan Affairs Office, Liu Jieyi". The drill "is part of Beijing's psychological warfare against Taiwan, and possibly a means to divert attention from Tsai's visit overseas by compelling media to report on the military drills", said J.


MP & Raj BJP changes signal checks on Chouhan and Raje

MP & Raj BJP changes signal checks on Chouhan and Raje

The BJP got down to the task of making big organisational changes in the local units of States going to polls in 2018 like Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and later in 2019, Andhra Pradesh, with unit chiefs being removed and new ones being appointed.